The artworks have been created with the intention of brightening up the area around the Dundashill housing development, which is being delivered by Scottish Canals, Bigg Regeneration and Igloo. The new development will create 600 high quality houses on the former Diageo distillery site in Port Dundas.
After initial discussions, the team of artists, which included Yardworks artists Gaz Mac and The Guzler, as well as WeeThistle, .EPOD, Rong, Jorts, and Macism, settled on a variety of conceptual ideas – each of which feature rustic, warm orange and brown colourways as a nod to the area's industrial past. To help showcase the prosperous vision for the area, the artworks also feature natural imagery – which references the water, plants, and woods that are being developed in the area.
Once the concepts were finalised, the artworks were painted onto 8 main wall surfaces in the area, as well as an electrical substation. On top of this, a smaller low brick wall was incorporated into the plans and acted as a designated painting zone for local community artists.
This project comes just after a handful of Yardworks residents were selected to design a mural in George Street for the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow.